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Derbyshire / 1911 Census Help Needed.
« on: Friday 12 January 18 20:59 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All
I am having serious problems trying to find certain individuals in the 1911 Census.
Here goes...
I have an Edward and Kate Dowd in the 1901 Census in Derby.
There is also -Charlotte, Mary Ellen,Maria,James,Margaret,Elizabeth,Martin and George..

1911 Census-I have Edward and Martin only.....James was in the army,Maria was married,as was Mary Ellen.

I am trying to find Kate (Catherine/Katherine),Elizabeth,Charlotte (prob married) and George.
Kate died in 1926,Elizabeth and George-no idea.

George is also a mystery as I cannot find his B/M/D Record at all.In fact the only mention of him is the 1901 Census.

I have exhausted all of my info to no avail,so I am counting on you good and great people again!


Cork / Old Cork Newspapers.
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 21:48 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all.

I am wondering if there are any records of old newspaper announcements for BMD's etc.
Mostly around the Cóbh area.
Are there any archives I could delve into?

Derbyshire / Derbyshire Records Office-Criminal portraits
« on: Thursday 11 January 18 21:26 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All.

I am having a lot of trouble trying to access the above mentioned websites records with no joy.
Anyone got any tips for a man nearing the end of his tether!!



Hampshire & Isle of Wight / Portsmouth Prison 1871
« on: Thursday 04 January 18 22:16 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all

I 'think' I may have a relative in Portsmouth Prison(?) in the 1871 census.
I have noted a person I am researching isn't around his local area (Derbyshire) around this time and a man matching the same name is in gaol in Portsmouth.
The name is Edward Dowd/Doud-born in Ireland (or Derbyshire) in 1845.
Does anyone have any prison records I could access please?

Dowdy :)

Derbyshire Lookup Requests / George Dowd-No trace after 1901
« on: Friday 08 December 17 21:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All.

I am looking for my G G Uncle George Dowd born circa 1888, living in Derby in 1901 with the rest of the family.

However I cannot find a record on FreeBMD for a birthplace/Date or his whereabouts after 1901.1901 Census says born in Derby.
Any help gratefully received as usual.


Derbyshire / Why wasnt my Great Uncle in WW1 theatre of war??
« on: Saturday 11 November 17 23:11 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All..I have an ancestor of fighting age in 1914 but I cant find any record of him 'joining up'.
I realise he may not have enlisted etc but was conscription compulsory during this time?

His brother signed up at an early age  and ultimately died as a POW.

Any suggestions??

World War One / WW1 Prisoners of War website of interest.
« on: Friday 04 November 16 16:14 GMT (UK)  »

Hi Moderaters/All
I hope you don't mind me putting this link to the website I have been introduced but I think it is an absolute gem.
I have gleaned a lot of information off it with regards to one of my ancestors and think it ought to be shared(if not already been done).

Best regards

Derbyshire / Prisoner Photographs-were they taken for each Criminal?
« on: Monday 31 October 16 13:40 GMT (UK)  »
Hey up,
Does anyone have any info re prisoner photographs?
I have a family who were in and out of bother in Derby around 1873-1900.

Apparently they were involved in a case in 1894 for allowing their under 16 y/o kids to sell matches in the Corn Market area. As this was "the first case taken under the new Act" and the mother was jailed, I thought maybe they'd have a picture taken.
Any help, as usual, gratefully received.

**info sourced from 19th Century British Newspapers**

Derbyshire / An evil that ought to be stopped!!
« on: Thursday 19 November 15 16:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All..

I have a document from an old Derbyshire newspaper regarding my GGG grandparents.

It states that they allowed their children to sell matches in the Corn Market in Derby after 9pm and as a result they were jailed  :o as it "was the first case taken under the new Act"

Does anyone know if there are any other snippets of info I could source or the name of this new Act?

The news report from the Derby Mercury is dated December 1894.

All info gratefully received.


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